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Happy Days - 1975 League Cup Final

The 1975 Football League Cup Final took place on 1 March 1975 at the old Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Aston Villa and Norwich City. To date it is the only time a major domestic Cup Final that has been played at Wembley Stadium between two clubs where neither were then currently in top-flight football. Aston Villa won 1-0, to claim their 2nd League Cup final victory. Ray Graydon scored the only goal of the game, following up after Kevin Keelan had saved a penalty onto the post.

Attendance: 95,946

The Aston Villa team on that Cup Final day was as follows:

Cumbes
Robson
Aitken
Ross
Nicholl
McDonald
Graydon
Little (B)
Leonard
Hamilton
Carrodus

Sub: Evans (Alun)

Manager: Ron Saunders.

The Aston Villa Manager Ron Saunders surrounded by Villa fans pledged 'I'll take the Villa into Europe next season as a First Division Club'

If I remember rightly this was Ron Saunders third League Cup final in three years having been on the losing side with Man City and Norwich on the previous two occasions.




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Writer: col8 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 2 2009

Time: 6:41PM

Your Comments

The year i was born and villa won a cup how mint. PS i'v got the programme on my kitchen wall.
chris the villan
A couple of the banners I'll always remember at Wembley - B Little them Villa, and Frank Carrod us to Wembley.
stennyvilla
This brings back a few memories.The penalty was taken at our end and was tipped on to the post by their keeper but luckily it came straight back out to Ray Graydon who put it away, happy days. Its a sign of the time that the penalty came about when their full back dived full length to punch the ball away as it was going in and didnt even get booked !!
sirdennis
24 days before I was born. I'd never realised that before.
Adam Deuce
 

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